Phoenix-area mosques receive threatening letters, Muslim group says

Muslim community concerned over threats Phoenix
An Arizona advocacy group has called on the FBI to investigate as hate crimes anonymous letters sent over the holiday weekend to mosques in Phoenix and Tempe.The letters, which were sent to the Islamic Community Centers in Phoenix and Tempe, threatened violence, said Kristy Sabbah, operations coordinator of the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations…more:  azcentral

Free Speech vs. Hate Speech – NYTimes.com

There is no question that images ridiculing religion, however offensive they may be to believers, qualify as protected free speech in the United States and most Western democracies. There is also no question that however offensive the images, they do not justify murder, and that it is incumbent on leaders of all religious faiths to make this clear to their followers.

But it is equally clear that the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Tex., was not really about free speech. It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred posing as a blow for freedom…more: nytimes.com

Why Should a Non-Muslim Discover Islam? (Part 1)

Muslims believe that Islam has existed since the beginning of time and that it is the natural religion of mankind.

Our world has changed so much over the last twenty years.

If Islam was mentioned at all on the TV before the events of 9/11 in the USA, it was usually something to do with the Middle East and, most often, the situation in Palestine….more  Islam

FBI: Banned Security Researcher Admitted to Hacking Plane In-Flight

A security researcher who was pulled out from a United Airlines flight last month had previously admitted to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that he had taken control of an airplane and made it fly briefly sideways.
Chris Roberts, the founder of One World Labs, was recently detained, questioned and had his equipment taken by federal agents after he landed on a United flight from Chicago to Syracuse, New York following his tweet suggesting he might hack into the plane’s in-flight entertainment system… MORE: thehackernews